Sunday, April 01, 2012

Your Next Place

By Franklin Schneider

Q: What's better than one really nice home?

A: Three really nice homes, stacked on top of each other.

It might sound like I'm being facetious but, really, I'm not. (I use this same logic when I argue that Khloe Kardashian is hotter than Kim.) This fantastic - and HUGE - Arts & Crafts jewel looks at first glance like three houses on top of each other - not in a bad way - and inside, it's got three times the room and charm. From the expansive front porch that's bigger than many studio apartments, you enter into an open first level that features an open kitchen and an airy, bright living room and dining room. There's a sunroom (for your sunnin') and two home offices that I guarantee you will never ever get anything done in, because the views are too breathtaking. You'll just end up staring out over the valley and wondering what it would be like to be, like, an eagle soaring over the river, or something. (That's what I did, at least.)

Upstairs, the master bedroom suite is top-notch, and better yet, there's a guest suite that's also quite nice, but unmistakably just a bit less nice. Just so your guests know their place. Oh, and there are two balconies.

It really cannot be overstated how majestic the river views are from this house. (And the architect knew it too – there are tons of windows.) They're an order of magnitude better than anything else I've seen in the area. You're not going to beat these views - especially in this city, where the difference between a good view and a bad one is, "are the people in the alley passed out drunk or dead?"

5517 Potomac Avenue NW
4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths


Anonymous said...

Outstanding home with great views and you couldn't ask for more details

Anonymous said...

We dropped in during an Open House recently. This is a beautiful house with lots of living space inside and out, and has great vistas from a perfect vantage point.

JJ said...

This wedding cake is tasteless and ugly

Anonymous said...

Nice house but shouldn't this have been a tear down rebuild? I would worry about how an old structure is supporting such a large new structure. I would be cautious of this one.

Anonymous said...

Nice views, but that's it. Overpriced and no yard.

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